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Aug 6, 2009 6:30pm EDT
photographed, but u.s. forces have been on an intense hunt for baitullah mehsud, the leader of the talupon. unarmed drones, the weapon of choice, have been closing in on him for weeks and, today, u.s. and pakistani officials are saying they think mehsud has finally been killed by one of those strikes. martha raddatz is in washington tonight. good evening. >>> senior officials tell abc news president obama was detailed today on why the u.s. believes there are strong indication said butullea mehsud is dead. his back is to the camera in this rare video of him. he's enemy number one in pakistan, believed to be behind some of the most spectacular attacks in that country, including the assassination of benazir bhutto. u.s. officials consider him a grave threat as well. the nexus of all terror groups in pakistan. the u.s. and pakistan have been trying to track mehsud for months. nine of the last ten cia drone strikes have been aimed add his network, but u.s. and pakistani officials believe a strike in south waziristan yesterday likely killed him. omps saying there's a 95% chance he's among the de
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 6:30pm EDT
.4%. numbers suggest the steep decline in the economy might be easing. so, betsy stark joins us again tonight. >> reporter: the economy has lost jobs for 19 straight months. under normal circumstances, today's numbers would be apalg. given where they we have been, they are another sign the worst is behind us and the seeds of a recover are being to take hold. at the white house today, the president took some credit for today's jobs numbers saying the stimulus plan had rescued the economy from castro fee. >> today, we're pointed in the right direction. >> in the first three days on of this year, panicked employees were slashing jobs at an average pace of nearly 700,000. that has eased to about 30,000 a month. >> that period of freefall is over. >> if everything sticks to script, 6 to 12 months we'll feel better. >> reporter: 34-year-old who lost his job as a bank sales manager a year ago is already feeling better. so, when do you start this job? >> monday. >> reporter: monday? >> yes. >> reporter: he just got a new job in banking. though it comes with a $50,000 pay cut. >> it's almost a salary
ABC
Aug 21, 2009 6:30pm EDT
street. the dow rose 155 points. so, we turn to bill weir, who is with us tonight. >> reporter: the ride continues, david. we began this week with so many sobering indicators, but we end it with a much-needed shot of optimism, thanks to the fed chief, the stock market, and housing numbers. low prices, low interest rates and soon to expire tax credits are finally luring home buyers to open their checkbooks. >> the dining room is very nice and open. >> reporter: existing home sales in july beat those in june by more than 7%. the biggest one-month jump in a decade. and for the first time in almost three years, month to month home prices went up this summer. tiny, but welcome progress. >> sometime early next summer we expect that both volumes will be up and prices will be up more than inflation. >> reporter: and then there is the surging stock market. the index that drives most mutual funds is on a bull run, up more than 50% since the dark days of march. >> i think that cautiously optimistic is certainly a good way to characterize how market participants are starting to feel. >> reporter: ca
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 6:30pm EDT
have actually used them? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. it was two months ago tomorrow the world learned michael jackson was dead and for the first time tonight we now know definitively what killed him with a chilling time line the drugs jackson was given in the final hours of his life. the l.a. coroner concluded he died of a lethal amount of the anesthetic propofol and reports that homicide charge was be coming next. mike von fremd is in los angeles to start us off. good reasoning. >> reporter: good evening. court damages are revealing. michael jackson's doctor said he was trying to wean him off of the potential lethal pain medication but that didn't stop the doctor from administering one last dose that the coroner now says ended michael jackson's life. after months of speculation the many court documents tell the grim story of the day jackson died. jackson's doctor had been treatmenting the insomia for weeks. exparties with propofol. murray was concerned that jackson was becoming increasingly addicted to propofol and introduced other drugs to help him sleep.
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 6:30pm EDT
joins us, i know they approved $2 billion more for the program. what's the senate going to do? >> reporter: no guarantee they'll do the same thing. there are hurdles to passing that bill. a big one cleared a short while ago when senator dianne feinstein who opposed the program because she didn't think fuel efficiency standards were high enough. said she favors it. points out offer average the cars people bought got nine miles per gallon better mileage than the clunkers she traded in. with her support makes it more likely she'll pass on the senate. >> of course they have the vote fs it came up to pass it. i gather conservatives are opposed to this. why? >> they are adamantly opposed. in fact you see the overwhelming majority of republicans oppose this program. because it's mismanaged. look at chaos created at dealerships around the country. they say yeah, it's popular. dropping dollar bills out of airplanes is also popular. that said, charlie in my conversations with republican senators today, i get the sense they'll vote against it but will not block this, will not keep it com
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 6:30pm EDT
did you used to see over the fence? >> my neighbor's house. >> reporter: on every side of their home, to the left, the right and across the street, the homes are gone. a black and white scape. nothing but chimneys and charred appliances remain. the meyers learned their fate while watching the news. >> you could see the house behind us in flames. you could see this house in flames. the whole neighborhood in flames, but our one house, nothing happened. i can't explain it. i'm so happy that i have everything. my possessions, my pictures. but, to see my neighbors with nothing, it just breaks my heart. >> reporter: officials wouldn't let both bill and his wife into the fire zone with us. the only way tina got a glimpse was with our pictures. >> it happened so fast. oh my gosh. devastating for my neighbors they lost everything. devastating to look at that situation. >> reporter: there is no reason their home survived. but the meyers say with so much loss around them they can never go back. lisa fletcher, abc news, auburn, california. >>> south of the california border, people in mexico's b
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 6:30pm EDT
are using antidepressant, and it's not only because they're depressed. >> postage due. big money problems may force the closing of hundreds of post offices and force delivery cut-backs. >> and grab your wallet. wait until you hear what it costs raise a child these days. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. even after leaving office, presidents of the united states hold a special status, allowing them to fulfill roles no one else can. so it was today. former president bill clinton secretly flew to north korea to win freedom for two journalists. laura ling and euna lee were sentenced to hard labor for crossing borders illegally. after he met with kim jong-il, the women were pardoned. >> bill clinton has now left korea. it's unclear whether the journalists are on his plane. president clinton held an emotional meeting with the two journalists before the special pardon was issued. despite a few tense moments, bill clinton seems to have gotten exactly what he wanted. freedom for the journalists, and the north koreans got what they wanted as well. less than 24 hours after he lapded i
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked, but we knew we were shocked, but we knew instantly in our hearts that th the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: his mission accomplished, president clinton left the talking today to former vice president al gore, who founded current tv, where the women work. >> your families have been unbelievable. unbelievable. unbelievable. great hanna has been a great girl and which you were gone and your m your mother has been making your special soup for two days now. >> reporter: the women spent the shst of the day relaxing with reporter: tes. cial soup madel. by their mother. >> i know that there will be a sushi dinner at some point s extraordinarily relieved. >> reporter: today's menu -- fruit and that special soup made le their mother. neither woman gave any details of their ordeal today, but u.s. officials are certainly looking forward to hearing their story. president obama said today he was extraordinarily relieved. >> the reunion that we've all seen on television, i think is a source o
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:49pm EDT
have a stomach ulcer or other condition that causes bleeding you should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin may increase bleeding risk, tell your doctor before planning surgery or taking aspirin or other medicines with plavix, especially if you've had a stroke. some medicines that are used to treat heartburn or stomach ulcers, like prilosec, may affect how plavix works, so tell your doctor if you are taking other medicines. if fever, unexplained weakness or confusion develops, tell your doctor promptly. these may be signs of ttp, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition reported sometimes less than 2 weeks after starting plavix. other rare but serious side effects may occur. if you take plavix with other heart medicines, continuing to do so will help increase protection against a future heart attack or stroke. feeling better doesn't mean you're not at risk. stay with plavix. i see you're flatulent in three languages... graduated top of your gas... (announcer) got gas on your mind? your son rip is on line toot. excuse me (announce
ABC
Aug 18, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. rising sales and growing customer satisfaction for the u.s. auto industry. >>> prescription for change. health insurance cooperatives. what are they? and could they provide health insurance reform? >>> danger zone. afghanistan is rocked by violence just two days before presidential elections. >>> on guard. new concerns about serious side effects from a cancer vaccine, widely recommended for girls and young women. >>> and then, how many times can young women. >>> and then, how many times can a person make a comeback? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. we have begun this broadcast so many times with reports about the u.s. auto industry. rarely good news. sales down, jobs lost, factories closed, bankruptcies filed. but today, good news. gm says it is increasing production by 60,000 vehicles this year, and reinstating more than 1300 jobs, thanks in large measure by the cash for clunkers program. a new survey out today shows growing customer satisfaction with american cars. so, sharyn alfonsi joins us now. >> reporter: charlie, one dealer we spoke to today said, before the cas
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 6:30pm EDT
100 people and injured hundreds more today. and the 130,000 u.s. troops in that country could do little to help. under the terms of the security agreement, demanded by the iraqi government. so, here's nick watt. >> reporter: today, this was a city under siege, as truck bombs and mortars struck at the heart of iraq's government. just before 11:00 a.m. the finance ministry was hit. the blast so strong, it destroyed a nearby highway. "my car was blown in the air," said this man. two minutes later, while politicians met inside the heavily-fortified green zone -- it was another truck bomb, outside the foreign ministry. nearly 50 killed, more than 250 injured. five minutes later, mortars struck the parliament and defense ministry. the security of baghdad is now the sole responsibility of iraqi security forces since the u.s. handed over control. >> we are very glad they left. we look forward for them to leave iraq altogether. >> reporter: u.s. troops are still stationed in and around the city, but they can only help if asked by the iraqis. today, those soldiers, aside from a handful of
ABC
Aug 25, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, bianna golodryga joins us tonight. >> reporter: good evening, charlie. aside from a ballooning deficit, the administration noted the taxpayers debt as a percentage of growth is expected to reach its highest levels since world war ii. recovery, but at what cost? the mid-year budget released today points to signs of economic stabilization in financial markets and the banking system. but the price tag is enormous. >> these numbers also tell us that it is extremely important that policy makers and congress reduce the deficit, make it more sustainable and avoid a fiscal train wreck. >> reporter: a point republicans quickly jumped on as well. arguing that such deficits mean the country cannot afford health care reform. >> we're talking about a new trillion or multi-trillion dollar debt laid on the american people. >> reporter: in a move seen by many as both a diversion, as well as a market stabilizer, the president made news of his own, by reappointing the federal reserve chairman. >> the man next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed through one of the worst financial crisis that this nation
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: and even wife vicki. >> it means so much to us. >> reporter: people she spoke to, so moved. >> i just said i was sorry, and she said i am very glad you are here. and one thing that i like about her is that she took her time with you, she didn't rush you by. >> reporter: it was poignant for the visitors. >> it feels really special, you know, to be out here to support them, and to have them out here shaking hands, it just feels really personal. >> reporter: and longtime kennedy adviser robert schru says, poignant far the family, as well. why do you think it's important for the family to be out here today? >> they are saying "thank you." they understand for all he meant to them, he meant a great deal to other people. >> reporter: inside, the casket was attended by a rotating vigil of close family and friends, longtime colleagues filed by. senator john kerry. congressman john lewis of georgia, a veteran of the civil rights struggles who was also at robert kennedy's funeral. >> it brings back so many memories. it brings back days of hope, days of optimism. >> reporter: on this, a day
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:38pm EDT
.d. >> the team also uses computer wizardry to reconstruct the faces of the dead, another 41 cases solved. >> we get to give that victim their name back. >> reporter: many of these cold cases do not have a happy ending, including jaycee lee dugard. she's alive, but no one can restore the childhood she lost. david wright, abc news, virginia. >>> the los angeles county core nore today confirmed details surrounding michael jackson ice death. in a state, they said jackson's death was a homicide, caused by acute propofol intoxication. a fatal overdose of the powerful drug. an investigation is continuing. >>> also in california, more wildfires, it's a familiar story. the fires cover tusands of acres, homes are threatened, residents have been forced to flee. there is a state ofen ergmecy as crews battle the blazes with thg hot, dry conditions making things worse. brian rooney is in la canada, california. >> reporter: the sun had trouble poking through a deep layer of smoke that hung over the los angeles basin this morning. the city skyline was shrouded in gray air as the wildfires continued to feed plu
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 6:30pm EDT
or kill. u.s. targets terrorists in afghanistan getting money from the drug trade. capture them or kill them. >>> health check. furious words of flying for end of life care. we have a fact check and a soldier's heart beats on, giving we have a fact check and a soldier's heart beats on, giving life after his death. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. stew debts are always nervous on the first day of school. where will i sit? who will eat lunch with me. what is the teacher like? but this year it is the school administrators who are nervous? can be prevent h1n1 swine flu, how virulent is it going to be in children go back to school tonight and they said the virus is ready to explode. we're looking at a big mess. steve osunsami where classes begun today. >> reporter: good evening. in this county, handing out hand sanitizer hoping to keep students safe. in atlanta's public school where's more than 50,000 students started classes this morning, they're teaching students ways to avoid the swine flu virus with signs and slogans to wash their hands like clean gene and teach germs a l
ABC
Aug 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the federal deficit soaring to a stunning record. >>> marine assault. u.s. forces go on the offensive in afghanistan, storming a taliban-held town and facing heavy enemy fire. >>> over the limit. a devastating crash puts the focus on a growing problem. women driving drunk. >>> four-wheel bob. the mountain climber using his chair to take him where his legs cannot. >>> and, highest honors at the white house today, for 16 >>> and, highest honors at the white house today, for 16 extraordinary individuals. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. the signs are there. the country, it would seem, the beginning to pull out of the long recession. but today, we got the bill. from t.a.r.p. to bailouts, similar lus checks to cash for clunkers, the government has been spending furiously to combat the crisis, and that's helped push this year's federal deficit to a record $1.27 trillion. 1, 2, 7 and ten see roes. that is the highest ever, and there are still two months to go in the budget year. those numbers are part of what's sparking a backlash concerning health care reform. jake tapper is
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. and try to get the upper hand in the intense national debate. supporters of reform say opponents are using misinformation, trying to kill reform for political purposes. jake tapper is at the white house again tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, charlie. the last few weeks have been dominated by opponents of president obama's health care reform push, white house officials insist it's not too late for the president to make his case to the american people. the fight over health care reform has become as heated as any presidential campaign, with shouting at town hall meetings and near-saturation levels of tv ads. including this one from a new coalition made up of unions, hospitals, the ama and the pharmaceutical industry. >> what does health insurance reform mean for you? >> reporter: almost $60 million worth of tv ads have run so far, some of them true, some of them false. >> the radio ads and the television ads and the web ads, they are all going to have to complement each other for these messages to get through because there is so much clutter right now. >> reporter: the white house t
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 6:30pm EDT
that rolled over us is. >> reporter: one compromise is the creation of nonprofit insurance co-ops that individuals could buy into. they would be run by the individual members, not the government and would compete with traditional private insurance. but, charlie, house democrats said co-ops are not strong enough to compete with private insurance companies and thus drive down costs. the president has not backed off anything to think the public is the best way to do it. >> will he go to the mat for a public option? now it's just a sliver of health care reform. earlier he said it's a lot more tan that. >> i think that's right. you saw what he is not willing to go to the mat for it. if it's a sliver, why would he go to the mat. there's a progress ma tis many, to pass something even though it's incremental. not everything they want it to pass. they're setting expectations lower and lower. >> we talked to several health care experts today. they said if you take out the public option in terms of insurance, there's going to be no restraints on the cost of insurance. one by one, it seem
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. but today, it is being used as the site to honor his brother ted. next door, senator kennedy's body is lying in repose. the flag on the casket flew over the capitol the last day the senate was in session. he will be here for public viewing tonight and tomorrow before services in boston and burial saturday at arlington national cemetery next to his brothers jack and bobby. the senator's body was taken from hyannis port early this afternoon. military body bearers loading his coffin on a hearse for the ride to boston. all the generations of kennedies, 85 family members by one count, stood witness, with the senator's wife vicki and his only surviving sibling, sister jean, in the vanguard. as they made their car to cars for the drive, niece caroline kennedy lightly touched the hurs. the drive is about 70 miles. along the highway, which was closed down for the motorcade, crowds gathered with signs saluting the senator. among them, firemen, lined up on a bridge in north quincy. once in boston, the motorcade made its way past buildings significant from kennedy's past. st. stephens church, where kenn
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 6:30pm EDT
and promising to separate fear from fact. he used a town hall meeting in new hampshire to press his case, and to charge his critics with trying to scare the public. jake tapper is at the white house tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, charlie. well, more than 200 million americans have private health insurance, and president obama this week is tailoring his message at them, talking about companies holding americans hostage by denies themselves coverage or dropping their coverage. president obama, as you said, talked about some of the charges being made about health insurance that aren't true, serving as a sort of fact checker in chief. in new hampshire, the president was selling health care reform to americans with insurance. >> insurance companies will be prohibited from denying coverage because of a person's medical history. >> reporter: outside, crowds were raucous. some angry. inside, the crowd was friendly with chants of "yes we can." >> yes we can! >> reporter: nothing like those town hall participants members of congress have faced in recent days. >> a board that would kill
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the bull, that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. but you have no money. the only way you're going to get that money is to raise our taxes. >> you are absolutely right that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. even after reeliminate some of the waste and we've gotten the savings from within the health care system, that's only two-thirds. and the other third, we would have to find additional revenue, but it wouldn't come on the backs of the middle class. >> while dozens of town halls are being held across the country, a lot of the action is happening in washington. groups with a keen interest in how health care plays out, and with deep pockets, are all hiring capitol hill lobbyists and doing so at a break taking rate. here's david wright. >> reporter: today in bozeman, montana, president obama expressed concern that special interests are trying to shangahi the health care debate. >> every time we are in sight of health insurance reform, the special interests fight back with everything they've got. >> reporter: currently 3,300 lobbyist
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
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ABC
Aug 26, 2009 6:30pm EDT
i kdneendy never gave in to ne self-pity or despair. an msachusetts other serry, thejol taught us much more about how to live life, sailing into the wind one last time. kennedy's life encompassed so much. tragedy. five of his brothers and sisters died or lived tragically. triumph. no senator in recent times has had such an impact on the country. and troubles. which may have kept him from ever being president. >> i was taught long ago that politics is a noble occupation, that public service is among the most honorable of professions. >> reporter: ted kennedy was intimately involved in public service for 49 years. he was the youngest of the nine kennedy children, the baby brother. teddy was the gregarious entertainer of the family. parents joe and rose had great ambitions for all their children, insisting each one contribute something to the world. ted kennedy was the third longest serving united states senator ever, and one of the most distinguished. >> it is the glory and greatness of our tradition to speak for those who have no voice. >> reporter: his legacy is as a liberal lion
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. president obama said the u.s. deeply regretds the decision and warned libya not to giveim a here rope's welcome the libyans weren't listening. here's abc's miguel marquez. >> reporter: tonight, a hero's welcome for the lockerbie bomber, convicted of 270 counts of murder and sentenced to life, now a free man. >> it is absolutely shameful, it is horrible. it makes my suffering and ief even worse that it already is. >>eporter: susan cohen's only child, theodora, died on the pan am flight 103. this morning, scottish authorities granted megrahi what scottish laws call a compassionate release. >>>> our b bieiefs dicictatate t thaha juice be s sved,d, butut mcycy b be shshowown. >>epeporter: the scottttisish government says megrahi, riddled with cancer, only has months to live and a compassionate release now is an expression of scottish values. in the last decade, scotland has granted 23 of 30 requests for release on compassionate grounds. but many relatives of those killed on pan am flight 103 ask, why show compassion for a man who has demonstrated no compassion for his victi
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